“We had such a great day, it’s hard to put one performance above another,” said Golden Gopher head coach Matt Bingle. “It was a great overall team effort over the weekend.”
Heather Dorniden bettered the school record in winning the mile run with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 4 minutes, 38.80 seconds. Dorniden now owns the Minnesota records in the 400 meters, 800 meters and the mile, in addition to several relays.
Amy Laskowske ran a personal best by over 30 seconds in placing third in the 5,000-meter run in a record time of 16:26.51. Laskowske jumped to the top of the list after clocking the 10th-best time in school history last season.
The Gopher sprinters continued to rewrite the Minnesota top-10 lists. Kylie Peterson finished fourth in the 60-meter dash in 7.58 seconds, the fifth-best time in school history, while Nyoka Giles tied the No. 6 time in Gopher history with her sixth-place showing in a time of 7.60 seconds. Adrienne Thomas placed sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.41 seconds, the fourth-best time on the Gophers’ top-10 list.
Host Gophers Win 10 Titles
The Gophers opened the 2017 season by hosting the Minnesota Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse Saturday.
Gophers Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children
The Gophers took a team outing to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children during winter break.
Gophers to Host Minnesota Open
The Gopher women's track & field team kicks off the 2017 season by hosting the Minnesota Open this Saturday.